Blog: Your Creative Spirit Is Not Wrong

Christine Alfery

Posted on June 11 2020

Blog: Your Creative Spirit Is Not Wrong

 

 

There are many ways to be creative. The beauty of creativity is that there is no right and wrong way. Creativity begins with abstractions that need to become – to become visible, to become an idea – to become.   Creativity is unique to the one who is creating – defined by spirit, the heart, and the soul of that individual.   

Scientists are creative. Da Vinci knew that. 

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.“

Artists are creative. DiVinci knew that too.

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”

 

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

It takes a creative mind to see a concept from an abstraction – to understand what it is. As children we all begin with a creative mind. Creativity stops when we put limitations on that creative spirit – we teach them to color in the lines, teach how to find the one “right” answer. Whether the creative mind is nourished or stifled happens along the path to adulthood. We stop playing. We stop imagining. We stop exploring other pathways of “what” and “way” and questioning why certain truths have come to be.  

Imagine a child’s endless creative spirit – and then imagine limiting that spirit. Limit how they color. Limit how they see the world. Tell them what they see, how they are expressing it, is wrong. Choosing to color outside the lines at that age takes a powerful creative spirit that cannot be squashed. Is your creative spirit like that?

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